Key words : Return Loss, Antenna, Connectors, Feeder__________________________________________________________
Site Master has been extensively used within Ben and THE OPERATOR toaccurately deploy their networks and avoid Downlink Power outage/mismatch.Site Master is used not only for site commissioning but during maintenance andsubsequent checking further to O&M monitoring as well. The document intends togive common guidelines for what to measure in view of reducing the amount of parameters to be measured, and keeping a reliable and high quality site productionprocess.
Scope of Work
The scope of work is to provide guidelines using relevant measurements to reachthe required quality in terms of Return Loss and Distance to Fault measurementsusing Site Master. Furthermore, we also attempt to get a common agreement withregards to the values we can tolerate for :i)
Return Loss (e.g. -30 dB)ii)
Feeder Cable Loss (e. g. <= 3 dB)iii)
Cable Length Accuracy (e. g. between 1 and 5 %)
Site Master measurements have become more and more widespread within thetelecommunications arena. Most Operators use it either for commissioning orsubsequent monitoring. THE OPERATOR/Ben/THE OPERATOR need to havecommon tools and procedures, especially when we are dealing with the quality of the sites being deployed. To fully cope with both THE OPERATOR and Benexpectations, a number of RF parameters have to be clearly explained. With SiteMaster numerous things can be done, but to speed-up the production of UMTSsites we will attempt to focus on the most relevant and rather importantparameters.Obviously, the aim is to update the Planning Tool with the accurate feeder lossvalues but also to prevent high power outage.
Technical Input4.1. Site Master Measurements
With Site Master the following measurements are possible :a)
Attenuation of Complete Transmission Line
Purpose : Check if the overall loss (bottom-jumper + Feeder + Top-Jumper)does not exceed, say 3 dB. How : Short-cut loaded Transmission line (bottom-jumper + Feeder + Top- Jumper). Return Loss measured and taken at frequency such that the Returnloss is the maximum (absolute value for worst case frequency).
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